Baloch leaders Brahumdagh Bugti has decided to file asylum papers to India, reported ANI on Monday.
ANI quoted Bugti as saying “We have decided that we will formally file asylum papers to Indian Govt. We will start work on it right away.”
Bugti fled his hometown Dera Bugti in Balochistan in 2006 following the assassination of his grandfather Akbar Bugti. He lived in Afghanistan as a state guest and was then flown from there to Switzerland. He reached Switzerland in late October 2010 and has been living there ever since on political asylum with his family.
Earlier, he was also booked by Pakistan Police for allegedly supporting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statements on Balochistan.
He was booked under different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code. The sections refer to “concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment”, “waging or attempting to wage war or abetting waging of war against Pakistan”, “concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war”, and “assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty”.
Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri, in a speech last week alleged that the Indian government “fully supports the ongoing insurgency in Balochistan”.
Zehri’s speech came days after a video showing exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti appreciating “support” given to the Baloch people by Modi began circulating on social media.
He also alleged that the Indian government “is deeply involved in sponsoring elements like Brahamdagh Bugti.
He accused Bugti of “getting funds from Indians”, alleging “that’s why he supported Modi’s statement”.